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Songs and Stories with Mary and Mike: "Let's Build Together"

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Home Learning | Songs and Stories with Mary and Mike

Episode 2 - Let’s learn about the different building blocks of music: beat, rhythm, harmony, and melody. Using these building blocks, we can be brave musicians and make our very own musical sound. Join us while we experiment with the elements of music and then watch as our special guest, Ms. Foster, shows us how to build shoebox houses with everyday items we find around the house.

VA Unified Early Learning and Development Standards

  • APL1.1 Being curious learners
  • APL2.1 Playing with toys and materials
  • APL3.3 Thinking flexibly
  • APL3.6 Taking risks and embracing goals
  • SED1.2 Developing self-esteem and confidence
  • HPD3.1 Using eyes and hands together
  • HPD3.2 Developing small muscle control
  • CD4.2 Learning about and through music
  • CD4.4 Using visual arts media to develop skills and express thoughts and feelings

National Standards for Music Education

  • Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  • Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  • Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
  • Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts